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This blog is maintained by the staff of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center and features highlights from the collections at DigitalNC, an online library of primary sources from institutions across North Carolina.

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May Queen Fashion 1920s-1990s

We wrote about May Queens a couple of years ago, but can’t help showcasing them again. This time, we’re bringing you a gown per decade from North Carolina’s High Schools, Colleges, and Universities. (We picked 2 from the 1990s because we just couldn’t decide.)

Photo of Maude McCracken, May Queen in 1926

Maude McCracken, May Queen in 1926

 The Messenger Yearbook, 1926 (courtesy Durham Public Library)

The Lotus Yearbook, 1938 (courtesy William Peace University)

The Anchor Yearbook, 1948 (courtesy Gardner-Webb University)

B-Somebody Yearbook, 1958 (courtesy Edgecombe County Memorial Library)

The Zenith Yearbook, 1964 (courtesy High Point University)

The Golden Bull Yearbook, 1972 (courtesy Johnson C. Smith University)

The Circle Yearbook, 1986 (courtesy Mitchell Community College)

Arete Yearbook, 1990 (courtesy Queens University of Charlotte)

The Gate Yearbook, 1991 (courtesy Wingate University)


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